LAKEWOOD — Late into the chilly, moist afternoon Friday, Lyons’ Logan Kuskie stared down a stopboard on the finish of a now fully lonely observe. The reigning Class 2A ladies pole vaulting champion had already topped Abigail Shay of Wray. The opposite occasions at Jeffco Stadium had been over and the rain had evacuated all however her, her coach, teammates and household together with a handful of CHSAA officers.

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Kuskie’s mark of 10-feet, 10-inches secured the. However she needed extra. She needed the 2A state meet report, 11-9.75.

There was extra to it for Kuskie than that nice distinguished “R” subsequent to her title, or bragging rights over her spectating older sister, Brenna, who twice gained state at Lyons as a pole vaulter and now competes at UCCS. This was the youthful Kuskie pushing herself previous what she thought was attainable.

“I cherish what I’m given and I don’t concentrate on what I fall wanting,” Kuskie stated. “I concentrate on what I do have and never what I want I’d have carried out; I feel that’s the one manner to achieve success and my sister has helped my progress, mentally, there.” win

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Kuskie’s first two makes an attempt on the report weren’t significantly shut. The three minutes she obtained between makes an attempt had been rushed by the groans of soaked spectators on the finish of a 10-hour day scarred by lightning.

Her third strive? Lyons head observe and discipline coach Mark Roberts started encouraging her. “You’ve obtained this, you’ve obtained this,” which shortly modified to a delighted shout of, “she’s obtained this! She’s obtained this!” As Kuskie strode towards her leap. Her launch put her above the bar. She did have it.

However she simply scraped it on her manner down. As her again landed on the smooth mat for what may’ve been a candy ending to her senior 12 months, so too did the bar on her face.

She’d failed.

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